Our room over the garage was primarily used to store all our camping gear, hence the name “camping room”. The room is a generous 14′ x25′ / 350 square feet, but unfinished. We are insulating the ceiling of the garage and the floor of the camping room, but the walls were not insulated and the ceiling was left open. There were also leaks on the roof that needed a professional roof repair service.
The addition of a door, ceiling and insulation finished it off. I bought a medium size electric heater and I spent two weekends priming and painting the room. Today we moved most of the camping gear back into the room; still to come is additional furniture, about 6 sleeping pads and some backpacks/daypacks.
There is more organizing to be accomplished and I am trying to discard old and infrequently used gear as I go. The plan is to leave room for cots / small bed to enable kids and guest an additional room to stay over during 3 seasons.